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Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/ab

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This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-GermanicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó.[1]

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

*ab[1]

  1. away from [+dative]

AdverbEdit

*ab[1]

  1. away

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: æf, af, of
  • Old Frisian: af, of
  • Old Saxon: af
    • Middle Low German: af
      • Low Saxon / Low German: af, of
      • Plautdietsch: auf
  • Old Dutch: ava, af-
  • Old High German: aba; (rarely) ab; (northern) ava, af
  • Old Norse: af
    • Icelandic: af
    • Faroese: av
    • Norn: av
    • Norwegian: av
    • Old Swedish: af, āf
      • Swedish: av, af (obsolete except in surnames)
    • Danish: af
    • Westrobothnian: åv, å, a
    • Elfdalian: åv
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐍆 (af)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*aba”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1